August 29, 2018

Four Motions to be Heard on September 7, 2018 in Bechard v. Broidy, Davidson, and Avenatti

09/07/18 Update: On September 7, 2018, the court issued an order addressing the below motions (Order). The links below have been revised with unredacted versions of the parties’ papers.

09/10/18 Update: Within hours after the trial court issued its order, Defendant Elliott Broidy filed an emergency petition seeking a temporary stay to avoid the release of unredacted versions of the parties’ motion papers (Petition). On Monday, September 10, 2018, the California Court of Appeals denied the petition (Order).

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On September 7, 2018, the Los Angeles Superior Court will hear four motions in Bechard v. Broidy, Davidson, and Avenatti, No. BC712913 (Order Resetting Motions). Stris & Maher represents Plaintiff Shera Bechard in this action. The hearing will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Department 48, Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.

Here are links to the public complaint and motion briefing:  

Bechard’s Complaint
Verified Complaint (filed 7/6/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration
Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/03/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/30/18)
Related: Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration of Davidson’s Cross-Complaint (filed 08/30/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Strike
Broidy’s Motion to Strike (filed 8/13/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Motion to Strike (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Strike (filed 8/30/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Seal
Broidy’s Motion to Seal (filed 7/23/18)
Avenatti’s Opposition to Motion to Seal (filed 7/30/2018)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Seal (filed 8/03/18)
Media Interveners’ Opposition to Motion to Seal (filed 8/24/18)
Bechard’s Response to Motion to Seal (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Seal (filed 8/30/18)
Broidy’s Response to Bechard’s Response (filed 8/30/18)

Avenatti’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
Avenatti’s Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/13/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/24/18)
Avenatti’s Reply in support of Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/30/18)

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